Monday, June 22, 2009

Mark Sanford MIA

This is rather serious: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is missing. Sanford disappeared last Thursday and was recently located. Somehow Sanford was contacted. Which is strange, considering he turned off his personal and state phone.


First lady Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press earlier Monday her husband has been gone for several days and she did not know where.

She said she was not concerned.

The governor’s state and personal phones had been turned off and he had not responded to phone or text messages since at least the weekend, a source familiar with the situation said.

Most mobile phones cannot be tracked if they are turned off.

Jenny Sanford said the governor said he needed time away from their children to write something.


Jenny Sanford was not concerned her husband disappeared for several days. I have no idea what to make of that statement. Sanford intentionally hid from the State Law Enforcement Division. SLED provides security for the Governor.


"I was recently made aware that Governor Sanford has frequently been eluding SLED agents and disappearing at odd times," Knotts said. Previously, Sanford has not been out of all contact - including with his own office - for this long before, a source, who insisted on anonymity, said.


Fitnews.com claims a source inform them Sanford ditched his security detail. The Atlantic Monthly reports Sanford's cell phone was traced to Atlanta.

Sanford's spokesman Joel Sawyer says the Governor's behavior was due to losing the bailout court battle.


"Gov. Sanford is taking some time away from the office this week to recharge after the stimulus battle and the legislative session and to work on a couple of projects that have fallen by the wayside," Sawyer said.


Is Sawyer blaming Obama for Sanford's behavior? Good luck with that talking point.

There are people asking who was running the executive branch in Sanford's absence? Even Sanford's staff didn't know his whereabouts. In all seriousness, people close to Sanford should make sure he doesn't do anything to harm himself. His behavior suggests he might be a threat to himself.

Update: More Sanford posts.

Write A Caption: Mark Sanford

Fair and Balanced: Mark Sanford is a Democrat?

Mark Sanford Emails To Mistress

The Press Conference: Sanford admits to adultery.

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